Meet our Counselors

Amanda Ferrara
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amanda Ferrara, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care:

Amanda Ferrara holds a master’s degree in social work and has experience working with individuals, groups, and families in school, community, and outpatient settings. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and her Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Amanda utilizes person-centered and strengths-based approaches to treatment and works in partnership with clients to develop treatment plans and goals that most effectively meet their needs. She utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness approaches, and expressive therapies to meet her clients’ unique needs. 

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Adolescent issues
  • Emotion Management 
  • Family issues 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Oppositional and Conduct Disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Social-Emotional Learning
Courtney Graves
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Courtney Graves, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Courtney is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with almost 6 years experience as a Registered Nurse and nearing 4 years experience evaluating and treating individuals with a wide variety of psychiatric disorders in her work as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Austin, Texas, Courtney obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with distinction from Hendrix College in 2012, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2017. 

Courtney believes in and is committed to a holistic approach to psychiatric care, assisting clients in building comprehensive, and collaborative treatment plans. She understands the importance of including therapy, physical health and mindfulness practices in addition to pharmacological treatment in order to best address her clients’ psychiatric symptoms and improve their overall quality of life. 

Courtney seeks to build a genuine, authentic connection with you in order to best understand your needs and how to work with you to help manage your symptoms so you can be fully present and enjoy your life.  

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social Anxiety 
  • ADHD
  • Panic disorder
  • Adjustment issues/disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Other mood disorders
David Choi
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

David Choi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

David Choi is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in Virginia and New Hampshire. He has nearly 6 years of experience working in the mental health field including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorders, and schizophrenic disorder as advanced registered nurse practitioner and registered nurse. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, he has experience providing psychiatric care across several practice settings, including acute inpatient, outpatient, and dual diagnosis treatment. He graduated magnum cum laude in Bachelor of Science degree in political science and pre-medical courses from SUNY Stony Brook University. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ and was awarded with nursing leadership and received his Master of Science in Nursing from Drexel University.

David Choi prides himself on providing patient-centered and individualized care with a holistic approach. Also, he uses sound reasoning to solve mental health problems and keeps up to date on current practices. He approaches all patients with an open mind to achieve an accurate diagnosis and a responsible treatment plan. David Choi maintains a positive approach in handling mental health problems and aims to develop a safe medication management to achieve mental wellness.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Panic
Dena Wampler
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Dena Wampler, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Dena graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is proud to be an alumna of one of the top rated Universities for the psychiatric nurse practitioner specialty and she cannot imagine working in any other field. She carries multiple state licenses. Over the years, she has worked with a wide variety of patients at different levels of acuity and treatment. She enjoys getting to know people, building trusting relationships and meeting people where they are comfortable with different treatment options.

Dena has worked in high volume clinics with patients who have insurance and those who have no insurance. She is used to finding medication options that are indicated and affordable. She has worked in telehealth for the last four years and enjoys connecting and building meaningful relationships with people via this medium.

It can be daunting to ask for help and talk about things that may be uncomfortable and Dena works to make this as easy a possible with no judgment or bias. Improvement in mental health requires a trusting partnership between the provider and patient. Medication is a great tool and is deemed necessary for some patients, but understandably it can be a big decision. Reasoning, side effects and benefits of all medication indicated will be discussed thoroughly.

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Master of Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Diane Justusson
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Diane Justusson, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Diane Justusson is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience as a Women’s Health Provider and Midwife prior to transitioning to work as a full-time Mental Health Provider 2 years ago.  She is dedicated to Mental Health care as the fundamental basis for enhancing wellness for everyone. Diane enjoys partnering with adults and older adolescents to collaborate on individualized medication management plans. She works with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, women’s issues. She completed her Master of Science at Oregon Health and Science University and her Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate with Frontier Nursing University.  

Diane will help to support you with medication management in a respectful shared decision-making process. Diane is experienced with Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and with alternative to medications and/or adjunctive treatments. She will fully explore all your concerns and questions with you. 

Diane’s goal is to help you to find prolonged wellness to meet your unique life circumstances and goals. If you are ready to get started, she invites you to reach out to ThriveWorks to begin.

Education

Oregon Health and Science University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management/ Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Anger management
  • Mood Disorders
Dieudonne Metombe
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Dieudonne Metombe, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Dieudonne Metombe is a Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who has over 7 years of psychiatric nursing experience and 3 years of clinical experience treating clients of all ages with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorders, anger management, PTSD, and psychosis.

Dieudonne graduated from Ohio University with his Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and Walden University with a Master's in Psychiatric Nursing. Dieudonne Metombe uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational Interviewing with emphasis on patient-centered care.

Dieudonne will work with you to provide therapeutic rapport, respect, flexibility, and comfort as part of your personal treatment plan, and seeks to build a respectful and warm therapeutic relationship with you while you both explore better ways to attain your personal objectives and goals in each session.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Psychiatric Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships, Divorce, Infidelity
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
Elizabeth Elizabeth Onyejekwe
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Elizabeth Onyejekwe, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Onyejekwe is a Board Certified psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia with prescriptive authority. She is trained in psychiatry across the lifespan, and has 7 years of experience in working with adults aged 18 years and above, with behavioral and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. She received her Bachelor in Nursing Science at Grand Canyon University and Masters in Nursing/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Walden University. Elizabeth provides medication management and counseling to mental health clients. With more than two decades of experience in patient care, Elizabeth applies evidence-based practice in psychiatric medication management to ensure that each of her clients receive excellent treatment for the best possible outcome. She treats her clients with compassion, dignity, and respect, and enjoys helping them to become the best version of themselves. Elizabeth cares about your overall well-being. She seeks to build rapport and collaborate with you in managing your medications, so that you are empowered to live the life you desire, to the fullest. She has a flexible schedule to accommodate each individual, unique needs. She is a member of ANA, APNA and Sigma Theta Tau Society.

Education

Walden University
MSN, PMHNP

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress Management
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
Elizabeth Eunjin Pak
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Elizabeth Pak, PMHNP

**Elizabeth offers services in English, Spanish, and Korean

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Pak is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of Virginia. She has experience working with adults seeking treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, among other mental health conditions. Elizabeth is well versed in conducting psychiatric evaluations, prescribing medications and managing follow up care. She has worked in a community mental health clinic serving the Latino population in Philadelphia.

Prior to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth has worked as a Registered Nurse for 4 years on a transplant and bariatric surgery unit at Penn Medicine. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a minor in Spanish. Elizabeth has an ethnic background of being Korean but also has a heart for the Latino and Brazilian cultures. She is able to provide care in respective languages as needed.

Elizabeth believes in the importance of holistic care that is individually tailored. She believes that the optimal care and treatment comes from collaboration among the individual, family members, prescriber, therapist and others. She values working together with the individual as a team to identify the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. It is Elizabeth’s goal to enable individuals to reach their true potential and live a purposeful life. She considers various factors in an individual’s mental health including emotional, physical and spiritual components. As a Christian, Elizabeth understands the value and impact of spirituality in one’s overall well being.

Education

University of Pennsylvania
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Psychiatric evaluation & Medication management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Insomnia
Jennifer Pittman-Dixon
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: intake $189: Follow-ups

Jennifer Pittman-Dixon, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care  

Jennifer Pittman-Dixon is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 16  years experience in the mental health field. Jennifer began her career in community mental health  supporting those with severe mental illness with medication management and basic life skills. She spent  10 years as a registered nurse working inpatient psychiatric facilities with both children/adolescents and  adults including four years as Nurse Manager of a psychiatric unit for a non-profit hospital. As a nurse  practitioner, Jennifer has experience working with all age groups from 5 – 98 years old in a variety of  settings including private practice, community mental health, hospitals and skilled nursing  facilities/nursing homes.  

Jennifer has a passion for providing holistic care focusing on the mind, body and spirit. She will take into  account each individual’s culture, socioeconomic status, background, environment, lifestyle and  nutrition when developing a treatment plan. She will provide ample education and resources for  patients so they may play an active role in decisions regarding their care and treatment.  

Jennifer seeks to develop a collaborative relationship with her patients to assist them in meeting their  goals and to create a life of peace and balance in their mental, physical and spiritual health.  

Education  

University of South Alabama
Master of Science in Nursing  

Specialties  

  •  Depression  
  •  Anxiety Disorders  
  •  Trauma/PTSD  
  •  Stress Management  
  •  Mood Disorders  
  •  Adjustment Disorders  
  •  Insomnia  
  •  Neurocognitive Disorders
Jill Jones
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Jill Jones, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jill Jones is a dual certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia. Jill has over 20 years of nursing experience in caring for patients throughout the lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Old Dominion University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia and received her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from The Catholic University of America. She later completed her Post-Master's Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Liberty University. 

Jill focuses on patient-centered care offering comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management to her patients ages 18-65 with mental health conditions and disorders. 

Jill is a conservative provider and passionate about collaborating with other healthcare providers to ensure there is a holistic approach to the care of her patients. She seeks to develop a strong rapport with her patients and families providing a safe and compassionate approach to clarity, wellness and overall health and well-being. 

Education

Catholic University of America
Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
Josephine Dakin-Davis
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189 Follow-ups

Josephine Dakin-Davis, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the of state Virginia. With over 15 years of clinical nursing experience, I came to the realization that a sound mind is the precursor to the sound body hence my ardent passion for Mental Health. 

I graduated from George Mason University 2010 with my BSN, after ten years of nursing in diverse areas including mental health, I decided to get my MSN degree from Walden University, specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My vast experience has helped me to understand the philosophy of mental health and my nursing education has exposed me to a variety of health care settings. I’m goal driven, detailed oriented nurse practitioner, with patient satisfaction at the top of my professional agenda. I aim to create a cordial, warm and collaborative relationship with my peers and patients.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Kimberly Martinez
Accepting:
  • Aetna Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Medicare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Kimberly Martinez, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Martinez is a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia with over ten years’ experience in the healthcare field providing care to children and adults, first as a Registered Nurse and then as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Kimberly sees adult patients seeking care for depression, anxiety, trauma, life stressors, and postpartum psychiatric care. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida, a Master of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Florida and completed her Post-Graduate training at the University of Virginia, receiving a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). 

Kimberly utilizes a collaborative, kind and caring approach, with a focus on the whole person. Combining passions for exercise, nutrition, and her training as a Family NP and PMHNP, she is able to offer a unique and individualized approach to care.

She seeks to establish an honest, caring and productive relationship with clients to assist them with meeting their goals and seeking overall wellness. 

Education

Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner
University of South Florida

Post-Masters Certificate Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of Virginia

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Wellness
  • Exercise & Nutrition
Margaret Scott
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Margaret Scott, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Margaret Scott has been a practicing registered nurse for the past twenty-five years. The primary focus of her care has been neonatal, pediatric, and adolescent patients as well as their families in various settings. While pediatrics has been her preferred specialty, she holds an affinity for caring for teenagers and assisting them through the unique challenges they face as they approach adulthood. With increasing academic, athletic, and social pressures resulting in increased anxiety, depression and impaired self-concepts, the desire is to teach teens effective coping mechanisms that will last a lifetime.

Margaret utilizes talk therapy, meditation, cognitive restructuring, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as any other therapies that will benefit the emotional and mental needs of the patients she serves. There is always collaboration amongst providers to provide the best care for all patients.

Margaret strives to provide flexibility, insight, and empathy to all patients. The goal is for all patients to feel valued, empowered, and successful in solving problems as they arise to eliminate disruption in the daily routines associated with life.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD),
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
Megan Mayton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Megan Mayton, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Megan enjoys working with youth and adults, as she is passionate about helping people with a variety of mental health challenges. She views therapy from a holistic perspective and aims to help each person with their own unique needs. Megan utilizes cognitive-behavioral and person-centered approaches to help clients work through their struggles, develop effective coping and communications skills, gain a new perspective, and promote change. She also incorporates mindfulness-based activities to help clients achieve a healthy mind-body connection. Her favorite motto is, “We can grow through what we go through.”

Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minor in Neuroscience from Longwood University. She also completed a Master of Clinical Social Work Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Megan is currently working toward obtaining licensure in the state of Virginia.

As she is very passionate about animals, Megan spends much of her free time with her two dogs. When she’s not with her pets, she loves unwinding in the mountains or at the beach.

Education

Master of Clinical Social Work
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anger problems
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Social skills
  • Stress management
Rebekah Jordan
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Rebekah Jordan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Rebekah Jordan is a dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP and FNP) in Virginia and Maryland with over eight years of experience. She started out as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Neurology, Pain Management, and Internal Medicine quickly realizing that there was a lack of understanding and availability of care for patients with mental health challenges. She went back to school to obtain a second master’s has a PMHNP at Duke University allowing her to advance her scope of care and help reduce the access shortages to mental health care. 

As a PMHNP, Rebekah continues to be a patient advocate to further reduce the Stigma of Mental Health with special interest in women’s mental health, PTSD, and ADHD care. She utilizes a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches.  Her non-pharmacological approaches include cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based modalities. 

Rebekah utilizes her broad experience as a Navy Veteran, FNP, and mom to provide a partnership with her patients and their families to help them achieve their goals and knowledge. She is taking new patients.

Education 

Duke University
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Post-Partum Depression 
  • Substance Abuse with her suboxone waiver 
  • Women’s Health Complexities such as perimenopause and menopause changes 
  • End of Life Transitions 

 

Shirley Hudson
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Shirley Hudson, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Philosophy of Care

Shirley Hudson is a dual board certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about providing evidence based and personalized care to her clients. Shirley began her health career in Hampton Roads, Virginia, treating patients in a wide variety of settings including Spinal cord injury, ICU, hematology, oncology, and medical surgical units. After years of practice as a registered nurse, she fulfilled her goal of earning her Master of Science degree in nursing, and began practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in gastroenterology and urology.

Through her years of experience at the hospital bedside and clinic, Shirley became more aware of the increasing need for psychiatric mental health care providers in not only underserved, but all communities. In an effort to increase access to psychiatric and mental health services, Shirley continued her education and earned her Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification.

Shirley believes the best patient outcomes are built on the foundation of a strong, authentic, patient and provider relationship. She values the client as an integral part of the treatment team and works diligently to provide education about all aspects of the mutually agreed upon treatment plan, including medication and non-medication therapies. She also has a mission to reduce the stigma of psychiatric disorders by educating patients, families, and the community about mental health disorders to reduce risk, promote wellness, and achieve healing.

Education

Old Dominion University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Solomon Okwueze
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Solomon Okwueze, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Solomon Okwueze is a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia with over 16 years of experience in the healthcare field. He has had the opportunity to work in a different healthcare setting. He has worked in a teaching Hospital, as well as NGOs such as Doctors without Border. He has provided mental health services both here in the USA and Canada.

Solomon has always had a passion for providing mental health services to the community. He became a Licensed Psychiatric Nurse in 2007. His desire to provide the best mental health services led him to obtain a Master's degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Solomon has experience in Outpatient, inpatient, and Telemedicine settings.

Solomon is a provider who displays attentiveness, particularly when assessing a patient's condition, and goes out of his way to ensure that a patient's needs are met. Solomon takes his time to educate his clients about their condition, different treatment options, and resources that could assist them in reaching their full potential.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Tracy Moore Duarte
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Tracy Moore Duarte, PsyD, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Tracy Moore Duarte is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a dedication to providing compassionate and patient-centered care. She is licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina and has an extensive background in the healthcare field. She is experienced in helping clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment issues, and ADHD. She has worked as a clinician both in outpatients, inpatients, and telehealth services.

Tracy completed her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master's in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tracy also completed her Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy.

Tracy is passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness. She understands how much effort it takes for one to seek help and is ready to help not only with medication but individualized care to anyone who comes her way. Tracy is guided in her practice by the core values of integrity, trust, transparency, professionalism, and service. She understands the importance of attentive listening and believes that the provision of quality and therapeutic care is essential to improve each individual's quality of life.

As a clinician who utilizes a holistic approach to patient care, Tracy strives to understand the entire picture as well as work with your other providers to ensure that you are receiving the best treatment to meet your individual needs. She is a great advocate for both professional psychotherapy, medication management, and ongoing education to manage patients’ symptoms. Tracy exercises patience and ensures that before she completes a visit with her patients, they have a comprehensive and understandable plan of care tailored to their needs.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
PsyD, MSN

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Grief
  • Military/Veteran
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem,
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Orientation / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Wykemia Swan
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Wykemia Swan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

A board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years of nursing experience. I have spent most of that time working in behavioral health care, collaborating with patients to improve their mental health by providing education on disease process, medication use, effectiveness, and support with overall well-being.

My personal experience with mental illness makes me especially passionate about providing effective treatment. My desire is to help put you on the path to living a happier more meaningful life. My goal is for you to embark on mental stability. Allow me to help you live up to your full potential through restorative communication and medication management

Take your life back. Don’t let your lack of mental stability continue to control you. Allow me to assist you along that journey. I believe that with proper treatment and support, accomplishing that goal is well within your reach.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Jason Pryor
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jason Pryor, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jason Pryor holds a Master of Arts in professional counseling from Liberty University. He has worked in the community for the past five years assisting clients in both mental health skill-building and crisis stabilization programs. He is also a certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC). 

Jason is dedicated to helping his clients identify their potential, and opportunities for positive change. He helps clients attain their counseling goals through cognitive behavioral therapy principles, with a person-centered approach. 

Education

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
Liberty University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Family issues
  • Substance use
  • Personal growth
  • Mindfulness
Matt Shenker
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Matt Shenker, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

I provide counseling to adults and adolescents. I specialize in helping people with anxiety, stress, attention-hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD), trauma, grief, depression, parenting stress, child behavioral concerns, and navigating challenging relationships.

Through a mindfulness-based & values-driven approach, I help clients explore deeply & build skills quickly in a safe, fun, & collaborative space. You are infinitely powerful. I want to help you & your loved ones live your truest & fullest life.

Through a somatic-centered integration of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Hip-Hop & Spoken Word Therapy (HHSWT), I offer a unique holistic counseling style. I am currently accepting new clients. If you want to experience less distress, more meaning, & fuller joy, then I hope you’ll schedule a session.

Education

Masters of Education in Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University

Specialties

  • Mindfulness
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Oppositional and Conduct disorders
  • Trauma recovery
  • Stress Management
  • Parental Stress
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Personal growth & values-clarification
Stephanie Valeri
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Stephanie Valeri, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie has spent over 12 years as a nurse emphasizing the importance of therapeutic communication, empathy, and patient education. She understands that she is not just treating symptoms, but a person with a past, present, and future. She feels in helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options; they can make the best treatment decisions for themselves. She believes in developing a strong therapeutic relationship where there is open communication and time for questions so the patient feels comfortable when they leave the appointment with their plan of care, and understands the next steps if this plan is not effective. 

Stephanie believes a therapeutic relationship is the foundation of a strong treatment plan. In this line of thinking she takes the time to listen and understand the patient's history so that she can understand not just where they are now, but how they got here. She then works to help her patients meet their own goals for their future through medication management and therapeutic techniques.

Stephanie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan). She received her bachelor's in Psychology from Virginia Tech and then her Associate's Degree in Nursing. She has returned to her love of behavioral health and received a Master's of Nursing from Gonzaga University. Stephanie has spent her time as a Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner focusing on treatment of multiple disorders. 

Education

Gonzaga University
Master's of Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar I and II
  • Social Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation
Johnathan Crawford
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Johnathan Crawford, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Johnathan Crawford is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over six years of experience providing counseling services to adults and children with a wide array of behavioral health disorders. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work and a Master’s of Science in College and Community Counseling, both from Longwood University. Johnathan has worked in community behavioral health since 2009 – first as a case manager, then a therapist, and most recently, providing clinical supervision to counselors working toward licensure.

Johnathan uses a person-centered, recovery oriented approach to help individuals achieve their self-identified goals. He is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is a certified Trauma-focused CBT provider for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.

In his free time, Johnathan enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with his partner and their three dogs.

Education

Masters of Science in College and Community Counseling
Longwood University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance use disorders
  • Trauma recovery
  • Recovery from persistent mental illness
  • Oppositional and Conduct disorders
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Chronic suicidality
  • Self-harm behaviors
Jeysell Vidal-Lamb
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jeysell Vidal-Lamb, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Jeysell Vidal-Lamb enjoys helping individuals find strength and peace by gaining self-awareness amidst the chaos of life. This will not be easy, but when working together in a judgement-free zone, anything can be accomplished.

She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She uses Person-centered techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy to help individuals achieve their goals while also identifying the best coping skills for them. Coming from a military family, she understands the importance of family and healthy relationships.

Jeysell is a Resident in Professional Counseling. She holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is bilingual - fluent in Spanish.

Education

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
Liberty University

Specialties

  • Self awareness
  • Personal growth
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship problems
  • Grief and loss
  • And much more

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